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Oregon vs. #13 USC PAC 12 Championship
Oregon gets bumped up into the championship despite finishing second in their division. COVID has hit Washington pretty hard, so they couldn’t compete. USC gets a floundering team to easily finish the season as the PAC 12 Champion.
PICK: USC -3 OVER 54
#10 Oklahoma vs #6 Iowa State Big 12 Championship
This is a rematch from earlier in the season when Iowa State beat the Sooners 37-30. Oklahoma hasn’t lost a game since then. I find it crazy that Oklahoma is spotting 5.5 points. I think this will be a good matchup, but I like Iowa State to win outright.
PICK: IOWA STATE +5.5 UNDER 58
#14 Northwestern at #4 Ohio State Big 10 Championship
This is absolutely ridiculous. Ohio State doesn’t deserve to be #4. They don’t deserve to be in the championship. For the Big 10 to change their rules for the Buckeyes is a travesty. I would much rather see Northwestern and Indiana play in this game.
PICK: NORTHWESTERN +20.5 UNDER 56.5
#5 Texas A&M at Tennessee
Texas A&M might not have made it into the SEC Championship, but they get another game. Unfortunately, it isn’t one that will help them get over Ohio State and their measly five wins. The Aggies will squash Tennessee.
PICK: TEXAS A&M -14 OVER 51
#19 Louisiana vs #12 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt Championship
BYU made a serious mistake by picking Coastal Carolina as a fill in game. They thought it would be an easy game to help move them up the board. Instead, Coastal Carolina snuck out a win. It should have moved them up the board a little higher. Maybe there is a chance a big win against Louisiana will push them up, but it won’t get them to the playoff.
PICK: COASTAL CAROLINA -3.5 OVER 55
#3 Clemson vs #2 Notre Dame
Does this become a play-in game for the playoffs? It certainly looks like the loser will be out of the playoff. A second loss to Notre Dame will definitely keep Clemson out of the dance. The Irish might sneak in at #4 if Clemson wins.
PICK: NOTRE DAME +10.5 UNDER 60
#1 Alabama at #7 Florida SEC Championship
Alabama is clearly the top team in the country this year. Florida’s offense is great, but they can’t stop anyone on defense. It has been a strange reversal of norms for the Gators. The Crimson Tide will score at least 50 against this team, and Florida won’t be able to keep up.
PICK: ALABAMA -17 OVER 74.5
#23 Tulsa at #9 Cincinnati AAC Championship
Cincinnati might be able to sneak into the top four with a big win over Tulsa. If Notre Dame beats Clemson, Cincinnati might be able to jump over a bunch of teams to end up in the playoff. It is unlikely, but they have a shot. Crazier things have happened.
PICK: CINCINNATI -14 OVER 45.5